What should I wear?

At St. Peter's, our heart is for you to come as you are. For some, this means jeans and t-shirts; for others, a suit and a tie. We don't have a dress code. We're genuinely interested in you, not your attire..


You seem to have several services on a Sunday.  What's the difference between them?

St Peter's Church has three main services every Sunday, at 9:30am, 11:00am and 6:30pm.  Each service has its own style and type of worship. 

Our 9:30am service is a friendly relaxed family service, with adults and children worshipping together on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays of the month.  The music is contemporary worship, led by a worship band.  The service often involves family-friendly activities and video clips in order to illustrate the theme.  On the 1st and 3rd Sundays in the month, the 9:30 service is focussed on adults only; the children having their own provision at our LightHouse meeting. 

The 11:00 am service is a welcoming service with a more formal liturgical style of worship and relevant Bible teaching. The musical part of our worship tends to be predominantly traditional hymns played on the organ. Holy Communion is every other week.

At 6:30 pm we offer a reflective and challenging service exploring contemporary Christian faith within our lives today. Worship is contemporary and led by a worship band.  This service is popular with adults ranging from teenagers to retired people.  Holy Communion is the first Sunday of the month.

We also have worship centres at other locations within our Parish. These also hold morning services on a Sunday and host various weekday activities.  If you live in Smithills, Barrow Bridge or on the Johnson Fold estate, you may like to consider visiting your local worship centre.  Details of services may be found under their specific entries on this web site. 


Can I attend if I'm ________?

Fill in the blank with whatever fear you have about not being accepted: divorced, single parent, broke, recovering addict, gay, transgender, atheist, sceptic, etc. Everyone is welcome at St. Peter's. So come as you are, and we'll see you at one of our services!


What do I do with my kids?

At St. Peter's, we have a wide range of activities for our children and young people.  Some of our services are all age, in which children are welcomed, even if they run about and/or are noisy!  For other services, there is separate provision for children under the auspices of our Youth Minister, Sarah Saxon.  And don't worry, all of our Youth Leaders are scrupulously vetted and have successfully completed Disclosure and Barring checks. 


Where do I park?

There is ample on-street parking available around the Church.  We simply ask you not to park directly in front of church, as the road bends and it can cause a problem if two buses travelling in opposite directions arrive at the same time!  We also ask that you are sensitive to the needs of local residents and don't block driveways etc.  


What facilities are there?

St Peter's Church has an extension behind it that houses our Church Lounge, kitchen and toilets, including one for our disabled visitors..



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